Monday, November 13, 2006

Pat Tillman Honored...

(L-Pat Tillman "the Soldier" R- Pat Tillman "the NFL star")

During yesterday's halftime, the Arizona Cardinal's had a ceremony in which they added Pat Tillman to the team's "Ring of Honor." During the ceremony Tillman's name was unfurled overlooking the 50-yard line. Before the game, the Cardinals dedicated an area outside the stadium known as "Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza." It includes a 500-pound, 8-foot tall bronze statue of Tillman. Behind the sculpture is a 42-foot-long wall, symbolic of Tillman's number at Arizona State. There are 40 oak trees west of the memorial, symbolizing the No. 40 he wore with the Cardinals.

That sounds really nice. HOWEVER, I'm still trying to understand how a man walks away from a multi-million dollar contract to go "serve his country" in Iraq. That puzzles the hell outta me, BUT hey...to each his own.

3 comments:

Gorgeous Loren said...

Yeah, there is no way in HELL I am going to let my husband leave that contract! That is ridiculous. I kinda don't like how they act like he was killed by the Taliban or something when he was really killed by his own people. They called it friendly fire, whatever.

ADB251 said...

I agree.."friendly fire"---isn't that an oxymoron?

Anonymous said...

hah an then he dies. it shows what dumb ass bush is.